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Robbers Attack Bullion Van, Kill Two Persons

Robbers Attack Bullion Van, Kill Two Persons
  • PublishedAugust 25, 2021

Two persons have been reportedly killed as some armed robbers attacked a bullion van in Ore – Shagamu-Benin Expressway Area of Ondo State on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the incident came barely two weeks after a bullion van was attacked at Emure Ile in Owo Local Government Area of the state.
This has brought to four bullion van attacks in the last two months.
It was learnt that the bandits attacked the van while it was heading towards Ore from Benin in Edo state killing.
A source said three persons were shot dead in the attack which included two policemen and a civilian.

The bandits were said to have carted away some undisclosed amount of money, contained in the bullion van.
However another source stated that five people were killed, including policemen and bank officials who were all in the company of the bullion van.

When contacted, spokesperson of the state police command, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said two people were killed.
She said investigation had commenced into the matter while the men of the command were already on the trail of the bandits.

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